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Philadelphia County, PA November 3, 2009 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Dawn A. Segal

Candidate for
Judge; Pennsylvania Municipal Court; District 1

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2005 to Present Law Offices of Nancy Wasser, Trial Attorney

 Handle broad range of civil cases in the areas of negligence, employment discrimination, housing, real estate and insurance related issues.

2004- 2005 United States Postal Service, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney

 Litigated labor and employment cases for management in the federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other administrative forums in Pennsylvania and Delaware, conducted discovery, prepared witnesses and participated in mediations.

1990- 2003 Prudential Insurance Company House Counsel, Master Trial Attorney

 Responsible for all aspects of litigation including pleadings, discovery, trial and appeal for major property and casualty carrier. Litigated major jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts. Assisted in office administration, management and training of both attorneys and claim adjusters.

1987- 1990 Fineman & Bach, P.C., Senior Associate

 Handled broad range of civil cases in the area of negligence, commercial litigation, torts, subrogation and property damage. Sole responsibility for all phases of both trial preparation and trials to verdict.

1985- 1987 Office of the City Solicitor, Chief Assistant City Solicitor, Major Trials Unit

 Handled all aspects of municipal litigation including personal injury, contracts, land damage and federal civil rights. Sole responsibility for litigation of over 150 cases including multiple jury trials and hundreds of state and federal arbitrations.

1984- 1985 Hertzbach, Trichon & Silverstein, Associate

 Responsible for general litigation in areas of corporate, criminal, commercial, negligence, domestic relations, bankruptcy and estate administration.

Judge Pro Tem of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Former President of the Board of Directors of Women Organized Against Rape


1981-1984 Temple University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Graduated in top third of class

1977- 1981 Tufts University

Graduated magna cum laude

1987 National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)

1989 Anatomy for Lawyers

Attended 8 week program at Temple Medical School

1991 Masters Advocate Program of National Institute for TrialAdvocacy Attended 4 day training at Hofstra


Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

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